CAMPLUS

1. ORIGINS

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  • There are, for various reasons (political, religious, conflictual, climatic and persecution), refugees and displaced persons residing in different parts of the world. During their stay in the camps, these people face several problems, including problems of isolation, unemployment, poor health, lack of human resources and many other obstacles that arise in the region of origin. There is therefore a need to address these issues through projects of all kinds, with a social vocation, complementary to each other to recover from these situations (resilience) and move on to the reconstruction phase. The Covid-19 crisis has increased difficulties and inequalities such as midlife, lack of digital resources and skills, which are aggravating factors to be taken into account.

  • In the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI), the Polytechnic University of Erbil (EPU) aims to launch a project in collaboration with European partners to help vulnerable people in the camps to take concrete and positive actions.

  • The UPR has requested the human and material support of the World Committee for Lifelong Learning (CMAtlv) to support this valuable cause. Together, they decided to plan a strategic European project that will be submitted to ERASMUS + in March 2021.

  • Due to the importance of the task, this project is looking for an additional partnership with other European organizations who will bring their experience and capacities to improve and enrich the project, and enrich themselves by it.

  • There is a will among the initial partners to:

  1. Benefit from lessons learned from previous projects, such as the School of Resilience for example, which were carried out in the Duhok camps in KRI;

  2. Benefit from other experiences and research work carried out by European partners or by other organizations;

  3. Benefit from implementation programs such as the soft skills recognition system adopted by the European Open Badges.

2. PRESENTATION OF THE TWO INTIAL PARTNERS OF THE PROJECT

Project partner

Polytechnic University of Erbil (EPU), Iraqi Kurdistan region.

In addition to teaching and research, the UPR has already set up training actions and innovative educational courses for displaced populations living in camps in the region. This has been implemented and carried out with European partners.

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Main partner

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The World Committee for Lifelong Learning (CMAtlv), a French NGO, created in 2005, aims to make learning (formal and informal) more accessible to all, in particular to disadvantaged people, regardless of their background. age.

Official partner of UNESCO, CMAtlv works with the NGO Liaison Committee.

Every two years, it organizes a Global Forum which brings together actors from all over the world working on the theme of lifelong learning.

The CMAtlv has experience with KA205 (Strategic Innovation - Youth Partnership), as initiator and partner of the Digiter project, from which lessons are currently being drawn.

3. TITLE:

CAMPLUS

4. OBJECTIVE

This project should enable migrants to develop leadership skills, improve capacity building and become positive contributors to society in this precarious situation.

5. CHALLENGES

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  • Transforming a region in crisis into a region in development and a bearer of opportunities

  • Overcome intercultural, interreligious and intercommunity divides

  • Identify, train, support young people among these groups in order to generate multiplication through peer learning and lifelong learning.

  • Women's empowerment and economic empowerment through learning and capacity building.

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6 OBJECTIVES (to be defined SMART when possible)

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  • Identify the target group who will benefit from the training offered to become local project managers and oversee the scale-up. This choice will be based on a survey distributed among camp residents.

  • Implement programs such as capacity building, leadership, project management and other skills identified according to the needs of camp residents.

  • Integrate trainees into society and the labor market through collaborative projects supervised by EPU in collaboration with CMAtlv.

  • Involve European experts in the field of migration and lifelong learning in order to strengthen the project and transfer their skills to the participants.

  • To be able to transpose the experiences of the project carried out at KRI to other similar cases in the EU and in other countries of the region where the camps are based.

7. GOALS

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  • Identify, train and locally empower 180 project managers over 3 years to lead a project.

  • Support refugees in camps in Erbil governorate to develop soft skills so that they can find employment and integrate into society.

  • Facilitate and establish development links between the host territories, the territories of origin and the country of destination or asylum where the refugee wishes to go. This is enshrined in the new pact on migration and asylum adapted by the European Commission on September 23, 2020.

8. TARGET AUDIENCE

Displaced people, migrants, refugees and vulnerable young people in the community. ...

It remains to be defined with the partners:

  • The number of local project managers to be trained over three (3) years could be 90 per year over the first two years, or 180 people for the duration of the project. The 3rd year would be devoted to monitoring people and projects and analyzing performance.

  • participants will be between 16 and 30 years old. They will be selected in coordination with camp managers and organizations in the field such as UNHCR, based on criteria defined by the UPR and CMA.

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9. ELEMENTS OF METHODOLOGY

  • Territorial holistic approach

  • Action research

  • Co-construction to analyze, modify and improve if necessary during the phases of the project.

The other points of methodology will be specified with all the predefined partners.

10. TECHNICAL SUPPORTS

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  • Project management technique

  • TIC

  • The arts as a support for personal development

  • Training rooms, infrastructure utilities and services

  • Human resources (administrators and trainers)

  • Additional funds and fundraising capacities (optional)

  • The budget will be set by the ERASMUS + program according to the participation and role of each partner.

  • Logistical support such as transport, meals, allowance.

11. CRITERIA FOR SELECTING A CANDIDATE PARTNER

Four criteria are prerequisite for a candidate for the European partnership:

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  1. Be directly concerned, and

    • Have already worked on the issue of the integration of migrants or the development of soft skills with these populations.

    • Have carried out an action in a reception structure for migrants.

    • Have worked with the Iraqi Kurdistan region.

    • Have developed tools related to project management for an audience of migrants

  2. Declare that you are strongly interested in participating in this project, specifying: Your expectations.

    • His motivations.

    • And any other added value.

    • As well as the human, intellectual and / or technical resources that can contribute to the project.

  3. Commit to participate fully:

    • During the drafting phase of the proposal until its submission in March 2021.

    • Then for the duration of the project, until the completion date in October 2024.

  4. Possess certain skills useful for the implementation of the project:

    • Specialization in the creation of online educational and educational tools (creator of e-learning, mooc, gamification, etc. and its translation on a platform and an application),

    • Design of training content related to the issue (with files, workshops, project management, etc.),

    • Specialization in the promotion of soft skills,

    • Ability to develop a training guide for the target group, or to propose relevant methodological elements.

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The partners must be accepted by the CMAtlv as well as by the UPR.

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12. CONTACT DETAILS

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